Sustainability expert Mina Hasman and other leading voices from the architecture industry are featured in an interview with the Architects' Journal. From influencing clients to specifying materials, they share insight on the role of architects in reducing the whole-life carbon of buildings.
In August, 2017, the Chicago Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza turned 50. In honor of the milestone, numerous events were held across the city; in this video, retired SOM architect Fred Lo, author Patricia Balton Stratton, and a panel of experts discuss the iconic piece of public art.
On July 16th, 2017, the Chinatown Branch of the Chicago Public Library was featured on ABC 7's "Built to Last," a series that profiles buildings realized by Chicago's unionized carpenters and contractors. The episode included an interview with James Mark, SOM Strategic Management Leader.
CBS News visited SOM's office in San Francisco to speak with Senior Consulting Design Partner Craig Hartman about the Oakland Coliseum. He discussed what made the arena such a distinctive structure when it was built in 1966, and how it fits into the context of stadium design today.
In a new video, ABC 7 tours the recently completed U.S. Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. The news segment includes an interview with SOM Senior Consulting Design Partner Craig Hartman about the design of the building and its civic significance.
L.A. Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne tours and narrates a video about the new SOM-designed U.S. Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. The building is polished and understated, responding to its urban context and sloping site with a design that appears as a "floating cube."
SOM's Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa and Roger Duffy appear in a new video about the process of designing the new Teaching and Learning Center at Barnard College. By engaging with students and faculty, the design team tailored the building to serve the school's current and future needs.
SOM's BayArc, a tidal responsive barrier concept that could protect 500 miles of San Francisco Bay Area shoreline from flooding, has been recognized in Architect Magazine's 2016 R+D Awards. The award honors innovative research and technology that address large- and local-scale issues.
At the 2016 MassTimber Conference, SOM Associate Benton Johnson spoke about the firm's research on composite timber structures. Watch this video to see his presentation on the Timber Tower project that envisions using wood as the primary building material for a 42-story skyscraper.
In a new video, SOM's Roger Duffy and Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa share their vision for Barnard College's new Teaching and Learning Center. When complete, the building will create cross-departmental ties, stimulate global connections, inspire students, and foster bonds between students and faculty.
While architectural visualization has become increasingly sophisticated in recent years, SOM was already at the forefront of this emerging technology in the 1980s. Fast Company Co.Design highlights this with a vintage video that demonstrates SOM's early visualization work.
ArchDaily travels back to 1984 to show an early foray by SOM in 3D visualization. A 16mm film that flies through wireframe models of nine U.S. cities with SOM projects, the visualization was cutting edge for its time.
The Creators Project interviews Los Angeles-based artist Refik Anadol about his new public artwork commissioned for the media wall of 350 Mission. Titled "Virtual Depictions : San Francisco," the parametric data sculpture animates the two-story lobby, engaging it with the surrounding urban realm.
SOM recently hosted a lecture by architecture critic and historian, Nina Rappaport, on the life and work of the late architectural photographer Ezra Stoller. Responsible for many iconic images of the modern built environment, Stoller photographed a large number of SOM projects throughout his career.
At the annual CTBUH international conference, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff premiered "Engineering an Icon: How One World Trade Center Redefined Structural Engineering and Recreated an Icon for New York." In the video, SOM Managing Partner T.J. Gottesdiener discusses the challenges of designing One World Trade Center.